No-frills airline IndiGo on Might 17 mentioned it has inducted a second wide-body Boeing 777 plane in its fleet, which it’s going to function on the Mumbai-Istanbul route.
After working a narrow-body Airbus fleet, in single-class configuration for greater than 16 years, the Gurugram-based IndiGo commenced twin-aisle plane operations earlier this 12 months with one B777 on the Delhi-Istanbul route, moist leased from Turkish Airways. IndiGo has a codeshare pact with Turkish Airways amongst a number of different carriers.
Codesharing is a industrial association that enables an airline to e-book its passengers on companion carriers and supply seamless journey to locations the place it has no presence.
“The addition of the second wide-body plane will present extra handy journey choices for individuals seeking to journey between India and Europe this summer season,” Pieter Elbers, Chief Government Officer at IndiGo, mentioned.
“Istanbul being a key cease, can be connecting 33 European locations by way of our codeshare connectivity. The brand new plane won’t solely improve capability on the route but in addition assist in retaining the fares reasonably priced,” the airline mentioned.
Boeing 777 plane has a seating capability of 400 passengers in a dual-class configuration with 24 seats within the enterprise class and 376 seats within the economic system class.
The airline mentioned by way of its codeshare association with Turkish Airways, it has been including connections to European locations over the previous few months.
These codeshare connections present entry to international locations, together with Bulgaria, Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, the Republic of Eire, the U.Okay., Malta, France, the Czech Republic, Israel, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, and Edinburgh.